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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

2 May - Blogs I'm Following II

Occupy Wall Street Together. We are 99%. Poster.Occupy Wall Street Together. We are 99%. Poster. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Occupy Wall StreetOccupy Wall Street (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Occupy DetroitOccupy Detroit (Photo credit: Cocoloco Photography)
BERKELEY - NOVEMBER 15: University of Californ...BERKELEY - NOVEMBER 15: University of California, Berkeley Professor Robert Reich speaks to students during a general assembly as part of an 'open university' strike in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement on November 15, 2011 in Berkeley, California. Teach-outs, workshops, public readings, and marches will culminate in an attempt to re-establish an Occupy Cal encampment that was shut down by police last week. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
The Georgia House passed a Senate-approved bill Thursday night that criminalizes abortion after 20 weeks.' Lauren Barbato, Ms. Magazine
Standing in line at airport security with a mob of other people ... remains one of the few examples of civic equality in our increasingly oligarchic republic. Michael Lind, Salon

NYTimes Realizes That The FBI Keeps Celebrating Breaking Up Its Own Terrorist Plots

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Robert Reich | The Tinder-Box Society
Portrait, Robert Reich, 08/16/09. (photo: Perian Flaherty)
Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog
Excerpt: "Be warned. The demagogues already are on the loose. In Europe, fringe parties on the right and left are gaining ground. In America, politics has turned especially caustic and polarized. (The right is even accusing people it doesn't like of being communists.)"
Urgent Request for UN Intervention to Stabilize Fukushima Unit 4 Spent Nuclear Fuel
Shut Tomari, Green Action
Excerpt: "We Japanese civil organizations express our deepest concern that our government does not inform its citizens about the extent of risk of the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 spent nuclear fuel pool. It is imperative for the Japanese government and the international community to work together on this crisis before it becomes too late. We are appealing to the United Nations to help Japan and the planet in order to prevent the irreversible consequences of a catastrophe that could affect generations to come."
The UN May Have Silenced the Afghan Public
Hakim and Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence
Excerpt: "While the world may accept that the US and Afghan governments have some 'state' or 'noble' considerations for not revealing the contents of the US Afghan Strategic Partnership Agreement, how about the democratic consideration of involving Afghans in their own future?"
The Student Loan Mafia Is Coming for Your Mom
Hamilton Nolan, Gawker
Intro: "America is currently embroiled in a student loan bubble and when it pops ... let's just say that I hope you can use some lacquer and a long stick to turn your college diploma into some sort of edged weapon to fight off the starving graduate student food mobs."
Report Criticizes Oakland Police: "Overwhelming Military-Type Response"
Mary Slosson, Reuters
Intro: "Oakland police used 'an overwhelming military-type response' to disperse Occupy Oakland demonstrators and fired at a former Marine and Iraq war veteran who was critically injured in the clashes in October, according to a report issued on Monday."
Live Coverage: Occupy Worldwide
Reader Supported News Special Coverage
The seed planted on September 17th in New York City has grown into a national and international movement. Occupy Wall Street has branched out with hundreds of groups organizing Occupy protests in their own communities. Reader Supported News highlights some of the more significant actions from around the country here. Share this page with your friends and associates and check back often for the latest developments.
The burden of paying for college is wreaking havoc on the finances of an unexpected demographic: senior citizens.' Ylan Q. Mui, The Washington Post
'Over a third of the gains went to 15,600 super-rich households in the top one-tenth of one percent.' Robert Reich's Blog
Tracking of cellphones has become a powerful and widely-used surveillance tool for local police officials, with little or no court oversight. E. Lichtblau, NY 

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